This is a preview of the content in our Venice Art & Culture app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Use the in-app Map to find sites, and add custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

San Maurizio

Now a Museum of Music

Campo San Maurizio and church

This is the headquarters of Venice’s antiques dealers, who often turn the square into an open-air market. The bland church of San Maurizio, rebuilt in 1806 by Gian Antonio Selva, is a prime candidate for Venice’s most wilted wallflower, saved only by some vigorous neoclassical reliefs on the façade. Now deconsecrated, it's the headquarters of Museo della Musica filled with violins of the Artemio Vesari Collection from the time of Vivaldi, when Venice boasted a number of famous lutanists. Others are in San Giacometto

Next door is the Scuola degli Albanesi.

Practical Info Practical Info icon

Hours daily 10am-7pm

Adm free


Campo San Maurizio

Vaporetto: Santa Maria del Giglio

+39 041 2411 840

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Dennis Jarvis, Creative Commons License